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Milan Tucker
Milan Tucker
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State’s Tucker Named to Hornung Award Watch List

For the second straight year, App State’s Milan Tucker has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given annually to the most versatile FBS player in the country.

The Paul Hornung Award is presented by Texas Roadhouse and given by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung.

Over the last three seasons, Tucker has returned kicks while spending time at both cornerback and wide receiver, depending on team needs. He was a second-team All-American as a kick returner from the Football Writers Association of America last season, when he ranked second nationally (among qualifying players) with a kick return average of 28.2 yards (with 620 yards on 22 returns).

Tucker scored his first career touchdown with a 96-yard kickoff return at Marshall and also had key returns of 47 yards against North Carolina and 63 yards in the win against Georgia State. On defense, he contributed as a cornerback, starting at that position against Robert Morris.